J. Edward Grossman, CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA
Ed is a nationally recognized speaker on subjects related to accounting, assurance, and professional ethics and has been recognized as an outstanding discussion leader by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) in each of the past nine years. Over his 30 year public accounting career, his practice experiences include providing assurance and accounting services to clients in a variety of industries including financial services, benefit plans, manufacturing, and not-for-profit entities.
Until his retirement in 2012, Ed was a partner at Crowe Horwath LLP assigned to the firm’s national technical group. His responsibilities included overseeing the development and distribution of technical guidance related to professional standards to the firm’s staff and clients. Prior to joining Crowe, Ed was a shareholder of Carter, Belcourt & Atkinson, PA based in Lakeland, Florida. He served as the firm’s Chief Professional Standards Officer where he had overall responsibility for the accounting and assurance practice.
Ed is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the FICPA, assuming many leadership roles. He has served as chairman of the FICPA’s Committee on Peer Review Acceptance, was a member of the PCPS Technical Issues Committee of the AICPA, and served as a member of Auditing Standards Board Technology Issues Task Force. Ed is member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, having achieved his Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation in 1994. He received his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation in 1988 from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants.
Ed currently is a member of the Board of Directors of GiveWell Community Foundation, serving on its executive and audit committees. He also serves on the advisory board of the Institute for Accounting Excellence at Florida Southern College’s Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise. Previously, he has served on the board of directors of Explorations V Children’s Museum, including terms as president and treasurer, and on the Polk County Advisory Board of Junior Achievement. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida Southern College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
James R. Hasselback is the Mary Ball Washington Eminent Scholar at the College of Business at The University of West Florida in Pensacola.
Dr. Hasselback, PhD received his PhD in Accounting from Michigan State University, Masters in Accounting from Central Michigan University, and under graduate degrees in mathematics and accounting from Central Michigan University.
Dr. Hasselback has over 150 papers published in professional and academic journals; sixty-two of the papers appeared as regular articles, 74 papers were regular length articles published in a monthly column in Taxation for Accountants, and 13 papers have been published in proceedings of national and regional meetings. In addition, four articles have appeared in a series on accounting education in Public Accounting Report, and three book reviews have been published. He is also the Editor of the Hasselback Accounting Faculty Directory published each year for over 30 years.
His articles have appeared in the leading journals in accounting (The Accounting Review), taxation (The Tax Adviser), Finance (Financial Management), Real Estate (Journal of Real Estate Taxation), and Business Law (American Business Law Journal).